Preview: “The Poet and the Flea”

My new graphic novel, entitled The Poet and the Flea, will soon (hopefully within the coming months) be available to read online at both thepoetandtheflea.wordpress.com and the-poet-and-the-flea.tumblr.com (both sites are currently under construction).

Current Status: 11 pages of written script (1 page of script = 4-6 illustrated pages), and about 8 pages of illustrated work in progress.

Current Goal: To complete 25-40 pages before beginning to post the graphic novel online. To average about 2-3 completed pages (if not more) a week.To post a completed page online at least (if not more than) once a week. And to eventually gather some monetary support through www.kickstarter.com.

Summary: The Poet and the Flea is a reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Set in 1790, at the onset of The Industrial Revolution, William suffers from the death of his beloved younger brother, Robert.  Catherine (Kate) Blake attempts to comfort her husband, but cannot dispel his grief. During this spell of anxiety, William is visited by an ominous creature: The Ghost of the Flea. The Flea reveals an invested interest in William’s spiritual well-being — the result of an unorthodox wager . Will William triumph over The Flea’s sinister meddling? Or  will he fall victim to The Flea’s corruption?

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas

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About gegallas

G. E. Gallas is a screenwriter and graphic novelist (writer/illustrator) best known for "The Poet and the Flea," a fantastical reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Originally from Washington D.C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualzed Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Spring 2013, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. February 2014, her illustrations will be featured in the young adult title "Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias." View all posts by gegallas

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